December  12, 2013

A Paranormal Holiday Tale

Writers are always looking for ways to reach new readers, and Wattpad is touted as being a good option. I have posted “The Antinomy or Nikolaos of Myra” there. Combining historical detail with the paranormal, this visceral novella takes you on a trip to a strange place that few ever experience. Originally a gift for my beautiful wife, I’m now sharing it on Wattpad. Happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Saturnalia, Solstice, Pancha Ganapati, and Yalda! You can also click here for a pdf file of THE ANTINOMY.

October 29, 2013

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My short story “Mother” was picked up by Here be Monsters. Read it — I guarantee you’ll be creeped out, grossed out, disgusted…isn’t horror fiction great?

You can find it at or

Read more about Here Be Monsters anthologies here.

February 3, 2013

Great Review of The Betelgeuse Oracle

David Newman-Stille of Speculating Canada reviews The Betelgeuse Oracle here.

Through the vision of cities as wastelands of abandoned technology, deserts of lifeless buildings and suffering humanity, Macchiusi calls on readers to look critically at the society we are creating and our separation from the natural world.

February 1, 2013

Contest of Glorious Amazement

Calling all subversive and creative types, check out this contest to win a copy of my novel, The Betelgeuse Oracle. Enter the contest by leaving a comment on the contest page or on my facebook page before March 1.

Indie Spotlight Feature

The number of venues offering support for independent authors continues to amaze me. I have a feature here on the Indie Spotlight. It is a great place to look for interesting book.

January 1, 2013

About The Betelgeuse Oracle

To order your signed copy of Joseph Macchiusi’s The Betelgeuse Oracle, send us an email. Copies are $14.99, plus shipping and handling. Paperback copies are on sale at Amazon or check out Amazon’s Kindle site if you prefer an e-copy of the book.

This is the first book in series titled, The Betelgeuse Chronicles. Inspired by a bunch of  Joseph’s favorite writers like Tolkien, Orwell, Ray Bradbury, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K. Dick, these are big stories to blow your mind. If you enjoyed books like The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Stephen King’s The StandThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, then you’ll love this series.


  Paperback · $14.99 ·  380 pages · ISBN 978-0991766802

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Advance Praise

“Apocalyptic fiction has exploded with the turn of the millennium (see The StandThe Hunger GamesY: The Last ManThe Walking Dead) but Joseph Macchiusi has deftly pinpointed what would be the most catastrophic disaster of all…Try reading this beautifully written and gripping story and not have the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, wondering, “What would I do?” A cautionary tale that is as terrifying as it is unputdownable.”
— Nikki Stafford, author of the Finding Lost series of books


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